It’s October and we can’t believe it. With the rapidly approaching winter our thoughts turn to protective winter motorcycle clothing that will keep you warm, dry and most importantly safe.
With the right kit, we aim to help you ride for as long as possible throughout the autumn and winter months. Cold, wet and icy conditions mean we need to wear the right kit whilst riding on the roads. Strong winds, rain, snow, ice, shorter days and low visibility are all elements you are likely to come across this winter.
Winter Jacket and Pants
As the days are getting shorter, visibility becomes poor. The Halvarssons Amazonas Jacket and Zon pant is the perfect suit to keep you seen and dry through prolonged wet weather. The suit consists of 3-layers including the Dryway+ laminated membrane and removable Outlast liner. The whole suit offers the very best waterproofing. If you don’t have time to dry it out before your next ride don’t worry, it will still retain the same level of water and leak protection. The jacket comes in two colour options, plain black and black with high vis. For visibility purposes we definitely recommend the high vis. This suit has now been discounted by 20% so the prices are as follows: Zon Pant RRP £339 Now £271, Amazonas Jacket RRP £439 Now £351.
It is essential to wear base layers to trap core heat and to wick away any moisture from the body. Halvarssons have a good range of base-layers including the thermal, pant, long and short sleeve top, underwear and glove. Constructed from a rib-knit polyester that is infused with COOLMAX, the Light Long (£25) is soft and comfortable. The Wolak Long Pant (£58.99) is made from a combination of wool and Outlast.
As we know, helmets are the most important piece of kit we can use when riding. The Shoei GT Air (£479.99) is one of our favorites as it can be used for a variety of different riding styles from sports, commuting and touring. Its combination of style, protection and ventilation make it a great all rounder. Featuring a premium AIM 5-layer shell construction, anti fog/anti scratch and integrated sun visor, aerodynamic shape, double D chin strap fastening and emergency cheek pad release system. Why not combine protection for our heads with visibility? The Shoei GT Air comes in a range of different colors and designs. Including this high vis one:
A more affordable alternative to the Shoei GT Air is the Caberg Duke. Acting as a full face helmet when closed or a “jet” helmet when the flip up is raised this is a Dual EC homologous helmet. Featuring a double visor system, Pinlock, quick release visor system, anti-turbulence nape shield, fog resistant visor, micromeric retention system, internal air circulation, adjustable top ventilation, wind tunnel tested, anti-scratch visor and chin ventilation. Priced at £179.99 it is an affordable good all rounder.
To keep your hands warm and dry we recommend the Halvarssons Advance (£104.00) or Beast (£88.99) glove. Both gloves feature a Dryway + membrane to keep the water out and Outlast temperature regulating liner to keep your hands comfortable. If the weather turns especially cold you can wear the Silk Inner Glove underneath which provides you with an extra layer of warmth. Priced at just £12 these gloves have been designed to be very thin so they fit comfortably under your glove but to keep in the warmth efficiently. An essential for any winter rider!
Onto boots now – the Sidi Armada Gore-Tex (£259.99) is ideal for winter riding, as it is windproof, waterproof and breathable. This is because the Gore-Tex membrane is found between the inner and outer lining of the boot making it very resilient against the elements. The Oxford Tracker boot also provides protection from the rain at a more affordable price (£70.00), they have a waterproof membrane, leather upper and a reinforced ankle protector.
We have a range of Buffs available to keep your neck warm. Coming in a variety of different colours and patterns, the Buffs can actually provide a lot of warmth as it protects the neck from the elements. We are giving away a free Buff with every purchase of a Halvarssons jacket.
During the winter, our motorcycle clothes can become covered in a layer of dirt from the roads. For your clothing to perform to its full potential it must be clean. We offer a range of Nikwax products which will help to maintain your clothing. In our opinion the two most important products are the Tech Wash and TX Direct Wash In. The Tech Wash cleans products effectively whilst the TX Direct Wash In adds durable water repellency. Upon purchase of the Nikwax products we will provide you with step by step instructions.
We are pleased to offer 0% finance on selected clothing and accesorise. The agreement runs over a 12 month period and a 10% deposit of the total value is required. You can apply for this in store or over the phone.
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